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Reviewed February 20, 2012
What You'll Get
Laughter is the best medicine, though it tends to be the worst legal defense. Salute the healing art of comedy with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two tickets to any Comedy Zone show and $30 toward American fare at Madisons On The Corner in Fort Mill (a $50 value). The Comedy Zone presents four shows every week—two on Friday nights and two on Saturday nights—as well as a weekly open-mic night on Thursdays. You must call to reserve your seat for the show.
Madisons On The Corner books top-tier standup talent from across the country for its Comedy Zone stage on the weekends, as well as for the open-mic night on Thursdays for amateur quipsters who dream of one day starring alongside Dixie Carter. Each weekend show cracks up audiences with a trifecta of comedians—the evening's emcee, a featured up-and-coming performer, and the headlining standup comic. The upcoming schedule includes this weekend's shows with veteran laugh-maker Shaun Jones, BET and HBO regular Tony Tone on February 25 and 26, and the high-energy comedic songwriting of Michael Mack on March 4 and 5. Recent shows have included the legendary Michael Winslow of Police Academy fame and country-music comedian Tim Wilson.
Prep your stomachs for hearty laughing with equally hearty entrees from Madisons On The Corner, which serves a menu of abundantly sized sandwiches, salads, and wraps. Muffle awkward giggle-snorts in selections such as the buffalo chicken sandwich, drizzled with your choice of sauce ($8.99), the provolone-adorned philly melt ($8.99), or the fried-shrimp-filled Madison wrap ($8.49). Classic entrees including rib-eye steak ($16.99) and beefy hamburgers ($7.99–$8.99) are also available. Convince a friend to pick up a Groupon to help them laugh for the first time since Henry Kissinger recorded a standup album.
The Fort Mill Times has featured the Comedy Zone:
- [L]ocal Comedy Zone owners Derek Page, Kenny Kobulinsky and Binh Thai are completely serious about growing what is now Fort Mill’s only venue for professional standup. By all apparent measures, they’re succeeding. – Michael Harrison, Fort Mill Times
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must use in 1 visit. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid for resale. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Comedy Zone at Madison's On the Corner
Every weekend, The Comedy Zone puts on a three-act standup show, each headlined by nationally-touring comics often boasting credits from such programs as Last Comic Standing and Sirius XM Radio. On Thursday nights, the floor opens to a flurry of local up-and-comers, giving nascent comedians the chance to cut their teeth on a live audience and a microphone-shaped chew toy. Its partner restaurant and bar, Madison’s on the Corner, provides the show floor with a menu of drinks and pub grub such as steaks, burgers, and pasta.